Bonaire 2016 Pictures: Friday


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Friday marked the last day of diving. In the morning, Ralph, the Quinnans, Debie and I revisited Aquarius, because of its easy sandy entry. Interestingly enough, possibly due to Barbara making me more aware of them, I saw a ton … Continue reading

Seru Largu

Last evening, at sunset, I took a drive up to Seru Largu, a mountain overlook in the center of the island. There’s a big monument up there, and from there, you can look out over the whole island.

The view was breathtaking, and it was so quiet and peaceful up there. To the south southwest, I could see a rain shower pouring over Kralendjik and Klein Bonaire, while to the west, I could see the sun setting. Continue reading

Amazing Grace


One of the things I liked best about my old job was being close enough to the East Bay Bike Path to be able to go for a ride after work. I just love going for a ride along the water around sunset

I decided to go back for a ride this evening. The days are short enough now, and night falls quickly enough now, that I had to time things carefully. Tarry too long at the far end of the path, and it’s fully night by the time Pomham Rocks Light comes into view.

Tonight, I timed it just right. The sun was still pretty high when I paused by the water in Warren, but the sun had set and the clouds had turned pink by the time the lighthouse came into view. And then, Judy Collins’ Amazing Grace came on the iPhone, and it was perfect.


Growing up, during our vacations at the Cape my parents liked to go for rides after supper, usually winding up at a beach for sunset. The radio station my dad liked had to sign off at sunset, and often signed off with Amazing Grace. Hearing it again at sunset brought back a bunch of memories.

Walk at Sunset

I decided to visit the East Bay Bike path today after work. I was hoping it was still snow covered; I had both my skis and the snow shoes my friend Rich gave me in the car. The plan was to park at Riverside Square and go far enough to see Pomham Rocks Lighthouse.

By the time I got there, the sun had just slipped under the horizon, but the sky was still bright. The path was mostly snow free, so I just walked. It was intensely cold, but also incredibly peaceful– just the water gently lapping at the shore, and geese honking overhead.

Sunset from the East Bay Bike Path, featuring the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse

Sunset at Pomham Rocks